I’m so excited to share the details of a beautiful Vintage Wedding Dessert Table I recently created for some good friends!
I’ll have to say, I’m pretty proud of how this turned out! The mix of rustic and romantic elements really came together so beautifully! I think from time to time it’s ok to call my own work beautiful… isn’t it?
This Vintage Dessert Table was created for some long time family friends (daughter). In fact, they’re the same friends who host this incredible Luau party every year. Their home also happens to be the place where my oldest daughter (now 12!) took her very first steps!
So when my friend (Shelly) shared the details of her daughter’s upcoming wedding shower, I jumped right in to help… both because I love our friends, and because I was really excited to “play” with such a pretty theme!
I gathered lots of pretty cake stands and candy jars (from my personal collection) as well as some props to add height to the display (including a child sized vintage chair and some rustic wooden boxes). Then I planned a variety of sweets… including cupcakes and cookies (made by me) as well as lots of pretty candy from Oh! Nuts.
Read along and I’ll share all the sweet details…
Of course it’s hardly a party without some kind of cake, so I “whipped up” (also known as spend many hours making) some vanilla cupcakes with vanilla cream cheese frosting and dressed them with pretty fondant ribbon roses (made several days in advance).
Between the cupcakes, I tucked in a few little bite sized heart sugar cookies.
I filled several pretty jars with white, cream and silver candies from Oh! Nuts.
Oh! Nuts has long been my favorite on-line shop for purchasing candy for my parties! I first discovered their site several years ago when I was planning my daughter Grace’s Candy Party and I’ve been shopping with them every since!
I love being able to easily shop by color, purchase candy in small or large quantities, and I’ve found that their treats always arrive in great condition! It’s fun to browse their candy buffet ideas to see how best to mix and match different sizes and types of candy.
In addition to my homemade treats and lots of pretty candies, I mixed in few store bought and semi-homemade treats included simple Vanilla Meringue Cookies (from Trader Joe’s), Cocoa Batons (from Trader Joe’s) and Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods (made by one of the brides friends).
This metal LOVE sign was made by the bride’s (step) dad as well as the heart with an arrow through it that you’ll see towards the end of this post. Both metal works of art were made from the metal straps that hold wine barrels together (sorry, I’m sure there is a technical term that I’m not aware of!).
I was happy to have a fun reason to use this little vintage chair too! This chair is from a pre-school my mom owned in the 1970’s.